The Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) library in Fedora has been deprecated due to lack of upstream support, and replaced with PCRE2, which is being actively maintained upstream.
This change does not affect the upgrade for the end users, but it does affect any new software coming to Fedora.
New packages won’t be able to
BuildRequire the old
pcre package, and should require a new
pcre2 version instead.
Deprecating the old package helps Fedora to be more secure due to the fact that the old
pcre upstream has stopped supporting this package and it may be exposed to vulnerabilities that will not be fixed in the future.
Upstream release notes are available at https://www.pcre.org/#Versions.
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